It’s almost that time folks! The 40th annual Daytime Emmy Award nominations will be announced on Wednesday, May 1st on Good Morning America during the 8AM hour!
To get you ready of who might be vying for the all-important Outstanding Drama Series prize, TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan takes a look at, and reveals which two episodes each of the five soap operas eligible for competition (One Life to Live qualifies for its final two week on ABC in 2012), and how that could affect the outcome on nomination day!
It looks like The Bold and the Beautiful just might have the winning tickets with its one-two episode punch of Stephanie’s (Susan Flannery) Goodbye Party where the Forrrester Matriarch reveals she is leaving her family and friends to go die alone and succumb to her lung cancer! Hankies!
Days of our Lives picked an episode from the fallout of the DAYSaster underground gas explosion with all its special effects and the episode where Daniel (Shawn Christian) tries to talk down Nicole (Arianne Zuker) who becomes unhinged and blaming Jennifer for her miscarriage.
Over at General Hospital they went with the night of the Tea (Florencia Lozano) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) baby-switch and all of its drama and wackiness with Anthony (Bruce Weitz) and Heather (Robin Mattson) too, juxtaposed with the hankie-filled episode and moment of John Ingle’s last appearance as Edward Quartermaine when he saves little Emma instead of himself from the deadly water toxin!
One Life to Live submitted their final two episodes on ABC, the end of the soap within a soap “Fraternity Row” with Viki’s (Erika Slezak) touching speech on why soap’s matter and what they mean to the audience, and the shocking cliffhanger finale that revealed a very much alive Victor Jr., and more revelations! Finally, The Young and the Restless submitted the two episode funeral of the not-so-dead Victor Newman!
According to TVG Logan’s it’s B&B’s to lose, with Y&R and GH getting nods as perennial shoe-ins, with One Life and DAYS bringing up the rear! Check out his analysis and then let us know, which shows name you think should be called on nomination day on Wednesday! Now remember, base your picks on the actual episodes they submitted, not the body of work for the year, because that is how the Academy votes.